Catherine's necklace Autumn Aria: Carnelian, "Indian red"
Swarovski crystals, fine and sterling silver
Catherine, a kindred spirit on Etsy, recently designed a fall necklace inspired by one of my Zen Leaf charms. I have a deep love for carnelian, and autumn is my absolute favorite season. My husband has the flame throwing talents, but I must have some kind of fire hidden inside, because I can't wait for the trees to go ablaze in red-orange. It's like having a living campfire outside your door!! Catherine captured this type memory best in one of her emails:
"Even though the leaf on the pendant is not a maple leaf, it immediately took me back to when we were living in Northern Virginia in a forest. At the end of the road, leading to our farm stood a glorious maple tree that always started turning colors before the other trees even began to think about it and held onto its leaves longer than most. A whole spectrum of colors was contained in that one tree, from a deep purple to blazing yellow. But my favorite leaves were the fiery carnelian colors that these stones pretty much represent. I miss that tree!"